A new species, Leptopus nepalensis, is described from the Lamjung district in Central Nepal. It resembles L. cordifolius, but differs in the glabrous and smaller elliptic to obovate leaves with shorter petioles, solitary staminate inflorescences, and flowers (both) with six sepals and petals and orbicular disc glands. The differences are summarized in a table.

Euphorbiaceae, Leptopus nepalensis, Nepal, new species
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Adhikari, B, Chaudhary, R.P, & Ghimire, S.K. (2010). A new species of Leptopus (Euphorbiaceae) from Nepal. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(2), 162–163.